Gaudensius is a sparkling wine with a refined bead of continuous and persistent tiny bubbles, distinguished by colours with hints of luminous gold, and a complex flavour that is also of rare elegance. The sparkling process is completed using the “blanc de noirs” method to bring out the sensory characteristics of the Nerello Mascalese grapes.
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CLASSIFICATION D.O.C. Etna Spumante
GRAPE Nerello Mascalese
PRODUCTION AREA Territory of the municipality of Castiglione di Sicilia (CT) - Tenuta Cavanera Etnea
SOIL TYPE Sandy with high drainage capacity
EXPOSURE North East (650 m.a.s.l.)
TRAINING SYSTEM Espalier with pruning with bilateral spurred cordon (royat cord)
PLANTS PER HECTARE 3,500
YIELD PER HECTARE 5.000 kg
GRAPE HARVEST Manual harvest at the end of September
FERMENTATION TEMPERATURE 16 ° C
VINIFICATION Soft pressing of whole grapes and fermentation at controlled temperature and refermentation in the bottle according to the "classic method"
AGING In bottle in contact with yeasts for over 32 months with frequent "coupe de poignèe" to favor the olfactory complexity
ALCOHOL CONTENT 12.56% vol.
PH 3.07 (medium value)
TOTAL ACIDITY 7.75 g / lt (medium value)
SUGAR 6 g / l (medium value)
FIRST HARVEST PRODUCED 2009
VINTAGE PRODUCTION 18.000 bottles
SERVICE TEMPERATURE 8 ° C
RECOMMENDED GLASS From great sparkling wines
Color: pale straw yellow tending to bright gold.
Nose:clear, very fine and complex, with prevailing scents of berries, crusty bread, aniseed and mineral hints.
Palate: complex taste, well-bodied yet very fine. Lingering, sapid and mineral with a pleasant aftertaste of currants and almonds.
Perlage: numerous bubbles, persistent, fine and elegant.
Characteristics: distinguished by a white, intense mousse and exuberant bead that make it a sparkling wine of rare intensity. The elegance
of Mount Etna’s wines is faithfully interpreted by Gaudensius, which represents a unique and evolving land at the highest level.
Produced by Firriato Simple Agricultural Company - Paceco - ITALY